Thursday, August 13, 2015

Live Streams

Whenever you mention set-top devices or streaming media, people often like to suggest that it's "not really live." What they mean is that a lot of channels offer playlists or autoplay features, but not actual broadcasts, and most content is on-demand. Still, this is far from true with Roku, which has numerous live streams and is getting more all the time.

Many of these are news channels, but others include Bizarre, Ebru, and B-Movie TV. LiveStream includes numerous live streaming events, as well as broadcasts and playlists from a variety of news and entertainment sources. Speaking of which, there are several live music video channels, and radio stations too. Tubi TV just launched a live station.

Most of these are supported by advertising in the form of periodic commercial breaks, making them almost indistinguishable from broadcast TV. For this reason, they are available without a subscription, although most have a website and some allow you to create an account.


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